P.W.G Minutes of the Meeting on 29 May 2019

May 31, 2019

 

 

Venue:  Neo’s Sports Club, Peyia

 

Present:

 

John Goodwin      Jennie Rook       Jordi Guri                  Michael White         Helen Ratcliffe          Beryl Lowe           Nikki Burrows     Svetlana Garshina    June Megennis       Caroline Harman Smith

 

Greetings Scribes,

 

A lively meeting with many members.

 

John announced that Beryl’s trilogy is now complete and being prepared for printing. Lizzie’s Secret is set in New Zealand in 2015. Beryl read an extract from the new book.

 

Readings based on last week’s homework theme: poem or story using as many words ending in -OR:

 

Nikki           An amusing poem

Caroline     ‘Major Incident’      - Light humour.

Helen          Story

Michael      ‘You’        Story inspired by the demise of the Jeremy Kyle show this week – based on previous week’s homework writing in 2nd person narrative.

Jordi           ‘Redemption’ – extract from his research writing about Marlowe being Shakespeare.

June           ‘Final Season’ – an extract from her autobiography, towards the end of her career.

John           ‘Floating Islands’ – an extract from his sequel to Norm and Dig’s, writing 5,000 words a day to complete the story.

Svetlana     Story about a haunted hotel in Cyprus.

Nikki          ‘Zeus Factor’ – an extract from her novel wanting feedback as first reading aloud of this piece.

 

Coffee break: 11:00 – 11:30

 

Speed-writing exercise: Begin a ghost story, hooking the reader to want to read on.

 

Homework:  Complete your ghost story.

 

Next meeting will be on: Thursday 6 June at Neo’s Sports Club.

 

Thanks to all who attended and happy writing.

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